Every week I get many emails that consist of questions and concerns regarding health, fitness, and nutrition. Being a personal trainer in the Detroit-Metro area, I reach many clients one-on-one. This week I answer some viewer mail that I thought...
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Jennifer DiDonato: Hello welcome to MadeFit TV, I am your host Jennifer DiDonato and this is episode number 36 and in case you didn’t know I have to say that Made Fit TV is everyone source for health and fitness information and entertainment so thanks so much for joining us for this week and this week is very important as every other week but this is Ask Jenni, I am answering your viewer emails. I get a lot throughout the week but today I wanted to really devote this episode to few questions that people ask me throughout the week and one in particular this first one relates to our childhood obesity in a way but it is a touchy subject that I want to get on Jasmine wrote in to me Jasmine she is 13 years old she writes, My situation is that I am considerably overweight and everything that I try isn’t helping me to lose weight. I play club soccer. So I am a decent athlete, but I’m still not losing weight. My parents choose what I eat and they aren’t very cooperative, so it makes it very hard for me to diet. The key points that I need to lose weight at are my stomach area, the thighs and the calves. Thanks for time. Respectfully yours, Jasmine. Jasmine, thank you so much for sending this email, it really angers me that this is happening for a lot of you if your parents out there or even if you are in a situation that Jasmine said. It’s very touchy because there is lot of different aspects that falls into like parents needing time to prepare the food to the kids, parents not being home all the time, going to the drive, your kids being shuffled off to one activity to another being at school. Lot of schools has lower income coming in, so they can’t supply the correct nutrients of foods at lunch. So here is some key things that Jasmine you can do and for those of you are at home that may be in a situation know some one that is here is some really good key points you can touch based on. Number 1 Jasmine, may be you try to go to shopping with your parents and replace the foods that are may be they are kind of having around the house replace it with healthier ones. Lets just say like a bag of popcorns for instance cost about I don’t know about 4 bucks you could get a couple of pounds of bananas with that $4 you can spend for popcorn. So you know if you are just going tell your mom, mom I cant eat this and she is like you know eat it you know I do the grocery shopping I am you know working all the time may be just kind of give her that settle hand and go with her shopping just suggest different things to replace other bad foods that may be lying around the house that you may be prone to and to eat. Another thing number 2 is since if you are a teenage club soccer, I am sure you have got an physical but if not you are that age to where you should be going to the doctor, getting a physical may be getting your blood checked, blood pressure that kind of thing. May be talk to your pediatrician doctor and just say hey listen you know I am a little concerned about the foods that I am eating and I am an athlete you know may be if you can have a doctor suggest to you a way to approach your parents even have the doctor approach your parents because sometimes the same message can be coming from kids as it is adults but adults tend to listen to adults over a child and I just don’t understand that maybe sometimes kids do know more than them at some point. So may be just relaying that message that communication barriers something that you can address. Number 3; may be check with your coach, your soccer coach, say you know what I just I am not getting a proper nutrients you know that I should be getting is there are some kind of list you can give me of foods that are great for performance enhancing and great for keeping my energy up and making sure I am getting all the recommended daily amounts. May be your coach can give you a list or even directed to your parents email to them so its once again coming from an adult and not just from you saying I cant

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